April 5, 2002

BAKKER PITCHES TECH PAST DUKE 4-2

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech southpaw Kyle Bakker held Duke to five hits in 7.2 innings and Wes Rynders homered to lead the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets (25-4, 4-2 ACC) to a 4-2 win over the visiting Blue Devils (17-14, 0-4) on Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. The victory improved the Yellow Jackets' record to 17-0 at their new home park and extended Tech's overall home winning streak to 22 games dating back to last season.

Bakker improved to 8-0 in nine starts in 2002 after holding Duke scoreless for the first seven innings. For the game, he allowed two runs on five hits in 7.2 innings while striking out six batters. Philip Perry worked the final 1.1 innings to earn his first save of the season.

Tech took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Eric Patterson led off with a single, took third base on a single from Victor Menocal, and scored on Matt Murton's RBI infield single. Menocal, who went 2-for-4, extended his career-long hitting streak to 27 games, just one game shy of the Tech record of 28 games.

The Yellow Jackets added two more runs in the sixth, stretching the lead to 3-0. Patterson singled and scored on Menocal's RBI double, while Menocal came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Parker.

A solo home run from Rynders, his first of the year, made the score 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh.

The Blue Devils mounted a comeback in the eighth inning, scoring two runs on a two-out, two-run single from Bryan Smith to cut the lead to 4-2. Duke mounted another rally in the ninth, putting two runners on base with two outs, before Perry worked out of the jam to preserve Tech's win and earn the save.

Patterson led the Tech offense with three hits in four at bats, while Menocal, Murton and Rynders added two hits each.

Duke starter Tim Layden (3-4) took the loss, surrendering four runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings. The Blue Devil's Kevin Kelly went 3-for-3 in the loss.

Georgia Tech and Duke will continue the three-game series on Saturday at 7 p.m., when the Yellow Jackets will send right-hander Chris Goodman (2-0, 3.92 ERA) to the mound to face Duke righty Greg Burke (1-2, 4.66).


                               2002 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                                  DUKE at GEORGIA TECH
                  April 5, 2002 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

  DUKE 2 (17-14,0-4 ACC)                        GEORGIA TECH 4 (25-4,4-2 ACC)

  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Aaron Kempster 3b..........  3  0  0  0       Eric Patterson 2b..........  4  2  3  0
   Grant Stanley ph/3b.......  2  0  0  0       Victor Menocal ss..........  4  1  2  1
  Kevin Kelly ss.............  3  1  3  0       Matt Murton lf.............  4  0  2  1
  Larry Broadway 1b..........  4  0  0  0       Tyler Parker c.............  3  0  0  1
  Drew Jerdan lf.............  3  0  1  0       Jeremy Slayden dh..........  3  0  0  0
   Doug Bechtold pr/lf.......  1  1  0  0       Brandon Boggs rf...........  3  0  1  0
  Troy Caradonna c...........  3  0  0  0       Mike Nickeas 1b............  3  0  0  0
   Ryan Sember pr............  0  0  0  0        Jason Perry 1b............  1  0  0  0
   Kevin Perry p.............  0  0  0  0       Wes Rynders cf.............  3  1  2  1  
  Bryan Smith 2b.............  4  0  1  2       Matthew Boggs 3b...........  3  0  0  0
  Tim Layden p/dh............  3  0  0  0       Kyle Bakker p..............  0  0  0  0
   Blake Walker ph/c.........  1  0  0  0        Jeff Kindel p.............  0  0  0  0
  Mike Miello cf.............  4  0  1  0        Philip Perry p............  0  0  0  0
  Brian Patrick rf...........  4  0  1  0
   Justin Dilucchio p........  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 35  2  7  2       Totals..................... 31  4 10  4

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  DUKE................ 000 000 020 -  2  7  0
  GEORGIA TECH........ 000 102 10X -  4 10  2
  -------------------------------------------

  E - Menocal, V.(7); Boggs, M.(9). DP - DUKE 1. LOB - DUKE 11; GEORGIA TECH 6. 
  2B - Kevin Kelly (8); Menocal, V.(10). HR - Rynders, W.(1). SF - Parker, T.(3). 
  SB - Patterson, E(13); Murton, M.(12); Boggs, B.(4). CS - Kevin Kelly(1); Murton, M.(5).

  DUKE                           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Tim Layden  L,3-4..........   6.2  9  4  4  1  6   2  0  0  0   26 28   8  4 114
  Justin Dilucchio ..........   0.2  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  3   2  0  11
  Kevin Perry ...............   0.2  0  0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0    2  3   0  2   8

  GEORGIA TECH                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Kyle Bakker  W,8-0.........   7.2  5  2  2  3  6   0  0  0  0   28 31   6 10 119
  Jeff Kindel ...............   0.0  1  0  0  1  0   1  0  0  0    1  2   0  0   9
  Philip Perry  S,1..........   1.1  1  0  0  1  3   0  0  0  0    6  7   0  1  31

  WP - Tim Layden 2(6); Kindel, J.(2). PB - Parker, T.(4). Inherited runners/scored: Kevin
  Perry 1/0; Kindel, J. 2/2; Perry, P. 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Tim Layden 114/71; Justin
  Diluc 11/6; Kevin Perry 8/4; Bakker, K. 119/73; Kindel, J. 9/4; Perry, P. 31/17.

  Strikeouts - Aaron Kempst 2; Grant Stanle; Larry Broadw 3; Doug Bechtol; Troy
  Caradon; Brian Patric; Parker, T.; Slayden, J.; Boggs, B.; Nickeas, M.; Boggs, M. 2.
  Walks - Kevin Kelly 2; Larry Broadway; Drew Jerdan; Troy Caradonna; Slayden, J.; Boggs,
  B..

  Umpires - HP: John Magnusson  1B: Phelps Prescott  3B: Wayne Morris
  Start: 7:04 pm   Time: 2:43   Attendance: 1064

  Kindel, J. faced 2 batters in the 8th.

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